Current Schedules for Trains from Heuston Station, Dublin to MacDonagh Station, Kilkenny are listed below (please also see www.irishrail.ie/timetables/timetable-pdfs for up-to-date schedules).

Tuesday 18th August

Returning to Dublin on Sunday 23rd August

Dep 7:25 am - Arr 9.00 am

Dep 10.15 am – Arr 11.40 am

Dep 13.15 pm – Arr 14.41 pm

Dep 15.10 pm – Arr 16.35 pm

Dep 16.40 pm – Arr 18.17 pm

Dep 17.35 pm – Arr 19.05 pm

Dep 18.35 pm – Arr 20.08 pm

Dep 9:43 am – Arr 11:16 am

Dep 13:18 pm – Arr 14:50 pm

Dep 15:49 pm – Arr 17:20 pm

Dep 18:43 pm – Arr 20:20 pm

 

We have listed below some suggestions for accommodation in Kilkenny. However, it is up to you to make arrangements directly with the hotels.

Mention that you are attending the Butler Rally when booking, and be sure it is within easy walking distance of the Castle or look on the Internet for special deals.

The Ormonde Hotel, Tel: 00-353-56-7750200; Fax: 00-353-56-7723977

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Website: www.kilkennyormonde.com

Kilkenny Inn (This is about a ten minute walk from the Castle)

Tel: 00-353-56-7772828; Fax: 00-353-56-7761902

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Website: www.kilkennyinn.com

Berkeley House, Tel: 00-353-56-7764848; Fax: 00-353-56-7764829

email: info@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Website: berkeleyhousekilkenny.com

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, Tel: 00-353-56-7723388; Fax: 00-353-56-7723389

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Website: www.rivercourthotel.com

The Club House, Tel: 00-353-56-7721 994; Fax: 00-353-56-7771920

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Website: www.clubhousehotel.com

The Hibernian Hotel, Tel: 00-353-56-7771888; Fax: 00-353-56-7771877

Email:; Website: www.kilkennyhibernianhotel.com

Butler House, Tel: 00-353-56-7722828; Fax: 00-353-56-7765626

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Website: www.butler.ie

 

There are lots of B&Bs around also, or call the Kilkenny Tourist Office,

Tel: 00-353 -56-7751500 Fax: 00-353-56-7763955; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.visitkilkenny.ie

 

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BUTLER RALLY PROGRAMME
KILKENNY 18-23 AUGUST 2015

Tuesday 18 August

 

7.00-7.30 pm

Registration of attendees in the Tower of Kilkenny Castle and wine reception

 

7.30 pm onwards

Official opening of the Butler Rally  and Butler Society Triennial General Meeting

Wednesday 19 August

 

10.00 am

Visit to Carlow Museum/Carlow Gallery

1.00 pm

Lunch at Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co Carlow

7.30 pm

Lord Dunboyne Memorial Evening in the Picture Gallery of Kilkenny Castle followed by drinks

Thursday 20 August

 

9.30 am

Buses depart from The Parade for Borris House, County Carlow, home of the MacMurrough Kavanagh family

10.20 am

Coffee and biscuits on arrival

11.00 am

Talk by Edmund Joyce on the Regency Outfitting of Borris House by Walter & Thomas Butler

1.00-2.30 pm

Lunch at Borris House followed by a talk on the Butler Portraits and the Ladies of Llangollen

4.00 pm

Visit to Old Leighlin Cathedral, Carlow followed by a visit to Maidenhall, the home of Dr. and Mrs. Crampton, and home of Hubert Butler, founding member of the Butler Society for drinks and canapés

Friday 21 August

 

9.30 am

Depart Kilkenny Castle for a coach trip to South Tipperary (Clonmel & Kilcash)

10.15 am

Arrival at Old Saint Mary's Church, Mary Street, Clonmel, tea/coffee reception on arrival and opportunity to explore this medieval parish church

10.45-11.45 am Illustrated talks on The Butler Trail (Marie Phelan, county tourism officer) and town walls of the Butler towns of Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir (Clare Lee, Tipperary County Council)
12.15 pm Transfer by coach to Bulmer's Cider Factory for one-hour guided tour with Eoin O'Gorman

2.15 pm

Lunch at Kilcash Community Centre

4.30 pm

Back on coach for return journey to Kilkenny

Saturday 22 August

 
10.00 am

Hubert Butler Memorial Lecture by genealogist, Craig Foster, who is visiting from Salt Lake City, who will give a talk on the Dunboyne Papers project

11.30 am

Open Forum at which members may raise and discuss issues relevant to the Society, such as the Golden Anniversary in 2017, national events and other activities.

1.00 pm

Lunch in Zuni’s Restaurant, Kilkenny

4.00 pm

Option of tours of the Castle

7.00 pm

Pre-dinner drinks and talk by Sir Charles Ponsonby Bart on his grandfather Arthur, 6th Marquess of Ormonde

8.00 pm

Reception and Dinner in Great Hall of Kilkenny Castle (Black Tie optional)

Sunday 23 August

 

11.30 am

Service in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny

1.15 pm

Farewell lunch in the Tower of Kilkenny Castle

Please click the appropriate button to select and pay for your 2015 Rally.

Full Rally Package

 

€ 350

Wednesday

Lisnavagh etc

€ 60

Thursday

Borris etc

€ 60

Friday

Coach trip etc

€ 60

Saturday

Kilkenny and Dinner

€ 95

 

Dinner only

€ 95

Sunday

Lunch

€ 25

Registration fee

 

€ 50

 

Members coming only to the dinner: € 95
Participants for one day are not required to pay the registration fee.

 

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